|Photography by John Holliger
We return to gardens and forests to be attentive to one thing at a time, giving all our attentiveness to that one flower or one leaf. This is our antidote to the fear and frenetic shallowness of the world we inhabit. We return to the world, focused, having asked ourselves, "How important is it?" and "What's the point?" When we sense we are getting caught up in the disease of the culture around us, we return to the gardens and the forests, and practice, one again, attentiveness. To our surprise they wait for our return.